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Tue
27
Jun

HOSPITALS AT RISK?

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

The closely held Republican healthcare plan, released last week, could have a devastating impact on the future of rural hospitals like Central Community Hospital in Elkader and Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg. That’s because the plan proposed deep cuts to Medicaid, which threatens the ability of smaller hospitals to provide care to rural residents.

Wed
21
Jun

Blueberry Hill - Sibling rivalry leads to business venture


Keith Ashline, Littleport, stands amidst more than 700 blueberry bushes he’s planted since 2012. Each bush yields about five pounds of fruit.

Ashline’s blueberries are still green and hard but lush, ripened fruit will be available for picking in early July. Ashline is one of the state’s few blueberry farmers.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

You’re never too old to engage in some good-natured sibling rivalry. Just ask Keith Ashline. 

Wed
21
Jun

SOME STUDENTS NEED IMMUNIZATION

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Though the last day of school is still fresh in most parents’ minds, here’s something to remember before the first day of classes rolls around in August: Students entering 7th and 12th grades need a meningococcal vaccine. 

Tue
13
Jun

Lending a helping hand - Volunteers aid in placing 5,000 plants


Ashlyn Scherf, 10, daughter of Clayton County Conservation Board office manager Molly Scherf, waters sedges and other wetland species planted to stabilize the bank at Turkey River Park near Elkader.

Clayton County Conservation Board employees (from left) Kiley Johansen, Sam Hanson, and Abbey Harkrader plant sedges and other wet prairie species to stabilize the bank at Turkey River Park.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

What do you do when a truckload of plants arrives several weeks ahead of schedule and you don’t have enough hands to get them planted in a timely manner?

You throw a party, of course—a planting party.

Tue
13
Jun

VERY LITTLE VOTER FRAUD IN IOWA


Secretary Paul Pate

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Voter fraud might be a legitimate concern in other parts of the nation but not here.

Wed
07
Jun

Pet owners beware! If pets aren’t leashed, you can be fined

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

Cats and dogs need exercise as much as their human owners. But before you think about opening your front or back door and letting them roam free, know this: Both the City of Elkader and Clayton County have ordinances that prohibit allowing pets to run “at large.” In other words, if your pet sticks his or her paws outside your yard, it better be on a leash.  If it’s not, you could be fined. 

Wed
07
Jun

NEW MONITORS GIVEN TO ELKADER LIBRARY

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

 

Patrons who use computers at the Elkader Public Library are in for a pleasant surprise. 

Thanks to a very recent donation from FreedomBank, larger monitors are now available for the public to use during library hours. The bank delivered more than a dozen 19-inch monitors Monday, replacing a similar number of 17-inch monitors already in use at the library.

Tue
30
May

Carter House Museum - Prohibition is season’s theme


This old moonshiner, who bears a striking resemblance to Elkader resident Howard Mayer, poses in front of a still that will be part of the Carter House’s season-long tribute to Prohibition.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

An antique still that was once buried in a Northeast Iowa farm field is the centerpiece of a kick-off celebration planned for Friday, June 2, at the Carter House Museum in Elkader.

Tue
30
May

NEW PROGRAM FOR BUDDING NATUALISTS

Kenny Solcum

Clayton County Conservation

 

When I get the question, “how does one become a naturalist,” I usually say “I’ll let you know when I find out.” But for a more serious answer, I can actually point to one singular moment. 

Tue
23
May

Top Scholar - Barker credits work ethic for honor


One of several honors presented to Alyssa Barker, left, at Central’s annual honors’ event was the KWWL Best in Class Award. Alyssa, who is Central’s top graduate, is pictured with counselor Shelby Huster.

By Pam Reinig

Register Editor

The valedictorian for the Central Class of 2017 is Alyssa Barker. It has been a Register tradition to feature the top graduate or graduates. Here are the answers Alyssa gave to our questions. 

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